"We wanted someone who understood what we wanted instead of an Architect who just wanted to put their signature on their house. Craig and Billy really understood how to interpret our desires into dynamic living spaces- not just rooms..."


Rio Estancia

Kendall County Texas

This New Ranch Home resides on a Texas Ranch running along the Guadalupe River in the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.  Taking clues from the panoramic vistas offered on the property, the Main Home, Bedrooms and Guest Quarters was organized in the South American “Estancia” fashion-utilizing the framing elements of living components to frame the main courtyard around the pool and edging up to the Guadalupe River-all surrounded by mature Oak trees facing the prevailing South East Texas Breeze.

Project Team:

  • Design Team: Craig McMahon AIA and Billy Johnson
  • Associated Design Firm: Studio Industrielle, LLC
  • Interior Design: Anna Meyers Interiors, Chicago Illinois
  • Structural Engineer: Jack Harrison P.E., Wimberley Texas
  • Landscape Architect: Pete Hinton, Rialto Studio, San Antonio, Texas
  • Photography, Chris Cooper, and Dror Baldinger


  • BOOK: The American House, Images Publishing, Fall 2017
  • BOOK: Contemporary Texas Architecture 2016 Ashley Rooney
  • NAHB Fall 2015 "A Sense of Belonging"
  • Professional Builder September 2015 "The Best in Residential Design"
  • Stoneworld March 2015 "Local Limestone ties together Texas ranch"
  • Professional Builder 2014 "Great Design Hits Home"
  • Urban Home Aus/SA  April/May 2015 "Rio Estancia"
  • BOOK- Hill Country Houses: Inspired Living in a Legendary Texas Landscape October 2014 "Rio Estancia"
  • Country Lifestyles Nov/Dec 2010 "Natural Harmony"
  • Urban Home Austin/San Antonio Dec 2010 "Texas German Heritage"
  • BOOK: Beautiful Bedrooms and Baths of Texas 2010 "Rio Estancia"
  • BOOK: Luxury Homes: An Exclusive Showcase of Texas' Finest Architects and Builders Summer 2009: "Hill Country River Ranch"
  • Stoneworld/Contemporary Stone & Tile Sept 2009
  • Texas  Architect July/August 2009: "Informed by the Land"
  • Luxe Texas June/July 2009 "Natural Charm"


  • 2105 Texas Tech University Alumni Award: Merit Award
  • 2015  Builder Magazine: Project of the Year
  • 2015 Grand Aurora: Best in State Design Award- Texas
  • 2015 Aurora Award: Best One of a Kind Custom Home
  • 2014 Best of American Living Awards: Home of the Year
  • 2014 Best of American Living Awards: Platinum Award
  • 2014  Best of American Living Awards: South Central Region Best Home
  • 2104 International Design Awards: Honorable Mention